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I omitted 1/2 cup of sugar and used peppermint oil instead of vanilla.
This recipe was fast, and I made it after receiving 6 pieces of divinity from my brother-in-law and his family for Christmas. I couldn't believe how fast it was, and I put my pecans on the top instead of in the mix, which gave me extra time to get it onto waxed paper before the spoon got messed up. Fantastique!
This is an extremely awesome recipe!! the divinity came out light and fluffy!! so perfect!!!
My daughter and I made this recipe for divinity today and it turned out great! I switched beaters from my whipping beater to the regular beater after the egg whites were beaten before gradually adding the syrup. I had a sink full of hot soapy water waiting for the pan, mixing bowl and untensils and clean up was a breeze too! It is truly perfect divinty and I am very pleased.
Perfect on my first try! Thank you very much!
Second try was the charm. My mom always said to cook the syrup until it coats the spoon and makes a long string when falling to the pan. Yum! I have perfect Divinity.
This is truely "Perfect Divinity", Living on an Island in the Puget Sound, having a "good weather" day to make divinity just doesn't happen. My kids had never had homemade divinity, they now insist that it isn't a "Christmas" candy, and that I can make it whenever I want to. This is a really keeper!!
Just want to say to people who think you can't make divinity when it is humid, you can. When it's raining outside just reduce the amount of water in the recipe by about a tablespoon. Also, I remember from childhood, just spreading it out in a sheet pan and slicing it into squares. Doesn't look as pretty but is much easier and tastes just as good.
Yummy! but I had some trouble. I tried following the recipe exactly. I started beating my egg whites to get the stiff peaks when the temp reached 250 degrees, but before the egg whites got stiff peaks my syrup was above the 260 degrees called for. I continued beating the eggs and turned the heat off under the syrup. Because I didn't want the syrup to cool too much, I finally just added it to the egg whites and continued from there. After about 5 minutes, I tried spooning the mix and swirling the top only to get "pancakes" rather than pretty little divinity lumps. So, I added a bit of blue food coloring (just to change the color) beat the mixture just enough longer to get the blue color mixed throughout and then was able to make "lumps" but there was no way I could swirl the top because it was already too set up.
As my sister took a bite, her response was "AMAZING!". This is a keeper!